STATEMENT FROM MANITOBA PREMIER GREG SELINGER ON THE PASSING OF FORMER ALBERTA PREMIER PETER LOUGHEED
Today, Manitobans join their friends in Alberta and across Canada in mourning the death of Peter Lougheed, premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985.
Premier Lougheed was a province builder and a nation builder. He understood the need to invest in education, in the environment and in the people he was elected to serve.
In later years, Mr. Lougheed continued to speak eloquently about public policy principles and goals, stressing the importance of genuine ongoing dialogue between the federal government and the provinces and territories, as well as the need to ensure that Canadians in all provinces and territories realize the maximum economic benefit from their resource heritage.
On behalf of the people of Manitoba, I extend sympathies to his widow Jeanne, his children Stephen, Andrea, Pam and Joe, and his seven grandchildren.